adidas’ BYW technology is back. After resting on the back burner for a few months now, the Three Stripes is back to work on their basketball-turned-lifestyle franchise, Boost You Wear. This week, we take an early look at the next silhouette in line, the BYW LVL 3.

adidas’ Boost You Wear technology is barely a year old, and already being released on a wide variety of silhouettes. So far, we’ve seen two standard in-line models, the LVL 1 and low-top LVL 2, as well as a hybrid mash-up between the modern sole and the vintage Crazy 98 as a part of the Never Made collection. Now, adidas has readied the next entry in their BYW family, the Crazy LVL 3, mixing modern materials with an old-school look, releasing this Summer.

The adidas Crazy BYW LVL 3 is here, and they look great. Instead of pushing the updated midsole technology to fit on more modern-looking uppers, the adidas Originals team has instead opted for a look heavily inspired by the Crazy basketball line from the 80s and 90s. The result is a shoe constructed from a single-piece mesh upper, heavily reinforced by smooth suede overlays. The variable lacing system zig-zags across each quarter panel, while the classic Feet You Wear logo adorns the outer heel. The BYW LVL 3 will make its debut in a subtle black, white, & maroon color scheme, with more colorways expected to follow closely.


adidas’ latest installment in the Crazy BYW family, the LVL 3, has not yet been announced for release, though they are expected to debut sometime in the next few weeks. The next generation BYW model will likely carry a retail price at or around $180, releasing from both adidas and select Originals retailers. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more adidas release news.